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>> an official update on the health of the ailing venezuelan president. the government says hugo chavez is improving. hello -- the world news from al jazeera. another round of french air strikes strike rebel strongholds in mali as more countries step forward with support. a bomb attack killed 96 people -- and mass protests in paris. why these people do not want marriage for everyone.
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hello -- a venezuelan government has come out with a official update on the health of president hugo chavez, who has been in cuba for cancer treatment. the information ministry says his recovery looks good. in a caracas talk this through the details -- >> hello. this has been the first bulletin put out by the government in six days. it says the president's clinical evolution, and i want to be specific about the words, is "positive in general." it says his respiratory infection is under control although he still needs measures to deal with respiratory deficiency. the bulletin also states the president is conscious and he is in communication with his family and his doctors and his political team.
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this does seem like a great improvement compared to the previous two bulletins in which his condition was described as stationary. >> positive but cautious is how we might describe it. what strikes you looking to the future -- if he does recover and become inaugurated, how hugo chavez leads this country and has the confidence of the people,, now they have seen how ill he has been? >> it is still too early to tell that he really is able or will be able to resume his duties as president. his condition is still described as very delicate. they have described him as fighting for his life and for his recovery. but we have had very little information about the prognosis. it is described as a very important and delicate surgery that has had him out of the public eye for more than one month. there have been no photos of the
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president. it is not quite clear exactly what his prognosis will be, his short and medium-term diagnosis, either. >> thank you for that. we have also hurt -- seen a quick video from the venezuelan information ministry. >> despite his delicate health and complex surgery on december 11, in recent days the general medical evolution has been favorable and the president continues to comply with his medical treatment. the surgery -- the infection is control, although the president still requires certain measures to solve in sufficiency. >> france has called for a meeting with the u.n. security council as it scales up air strikes against al qaeda-linked rebels in northern mali. of fighter jets taking off for the operation for its third day. pounding logistics' in the rebel
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strongholds. these are french ground troops into the capital of mali. among the 500 who have been deployed. france wants more international backing. so far as united states has offered to send drones and european countries are offering transport and logistics support. the french government says they are a threat to security in his country and the region peaky france is at war against terrorism, wherever it is. to maintain the security and the security of mali as well, a friend state./ terrorism is our essential goal. the wheel skirts that threatens us and our neighbors. mali really is not very far from france. >> dozens of people have been lining up to give blood and money. they went to support the troops and others in the fighting. this now from bako. >-- bamajo.
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>> people have gathered to donate blood. they're calling to support the country's forces anyway they can. >> we are ready to respond to any request. if they call us to fight, we are ready to die. >> others donated money and fought in the military. government officials in bamako have called this a welcome shift. there is a sense of guarded optimism among people here that the old coalition might once again unite in mali. >> i -- i am very happy with the french intervention. i would like the crisis to come to a end so we can go back home. >> i do not see any other solution, military-wise. how can you negotiate with terrorists to are foreigners
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occupying our country? it is not possible. the man who led mali into trouble -- he wounded malian alters. >> i am telling the malian people, thank you for support to our national army. we have launched defenses without assistance and are happy to have the french by our side, planning a major role in air support and operations. >> support for the operation is the highest tier -- one of the main streets, french and malian flags side-by-side. the french have been bringing in troops to mali. 100 soldiers arrived here on sunday. they say their forces will stop the rebel advance and pave the way for other soldiers from the west african boc air force. >> -- bloc air force. >> a egyptian the appeals court
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has overturned the life sentence of former egyptian president hosni mali and his aide -- they are accused of stoppi been failo stop security forces from killing 900 demonstrators. the court threw out non guilty verdicts on separate corruption charges against mali, his sons, and a business -- mubarak, his sons, and a business partner. they will be tried for ordering peaceful protesters killed. >> these are his supporters in the court room, celebrating what they describe as long awaited justice. >> the verdict -- verdict is fair, and by god's will all of his assistants will be found innocent. >> there was nothing to prove that he killed the protesters. just the fact he did not protect
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the protesters, nothing more. but he did not kill the protesters. there is a difference between killing and negligence. when an employee be fired for being careless? >> the court has traditionally thrown out convictions on procedural grounds. a panel will be looking into the case and setting the date for a new trial. >> mubarak and his former interior minister will remain in jail, but they are still seeking separate corruption charges and other trials. ministers on trial were previously acquitted, prompting anger over why the police force had been spare. they will not be retried. in the birth of a place of the revolution, those we spoke to were -- birthplace of the revolution, the priest spoke to were skeptical. >> what a waste of time. mubarak and his aides will be scared somehow. we have no more faith after seeing some the former regime figure set free peaky to the
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egyptian judiciary is functioning at the --. >> -- the egyptian judiciary is functioning at the speed of a turtle. it has been two years, and those who died have not been redeemed. >> lawyers like this activist and even the judge handling the trial were complaining about the weak case put forward by the prosecution. things could change in mubarak's new trial is new commission says there fresh evidence against him and his aides, and new prosecution into crimes during the revolution have credit a report. the details of that are yet to be made public. for almost two years now, many egyptians have complained that justice has deluded egypt. the police force has not been reformed, and those behind mauled four rounds of violence have not been held to account. >> hosni mubarak's fate has
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always been a heated topic. the violence outside the court room during the proceedings. a time when the country is struggling to fix its economy. al jazeera, cairo. minister hasance escaped onunharmed after a bomb exploded near his car. it is not clear if he was the target. two of his guards were injured. he made headlines when members of his security team were arrested on terrorism charges. security officials in libya city still have no information about who attacked a italian diplomat in benghazi. the car came under fire on saturday. several bullets hit the car window but the consul was not injured. it is where the attack on the u.s. consulate took place last year, which resulted in the death of the ambassador and three of his employees.
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explosions in several afghan villages -- trying to recover the bodies of four taliban fighters killed in a battle with nato troops, but they may have been wearing suicide bests -- that has not been concerned -- confirmed. the parliament of has been removed for failing to provide security. 96 people were killed there on thursday. most of the victims were shia muslims. many of the families are still refusing to bury their dead. -- then's prime minister shia there want them to be handed over tea and -- to the army to be protected from future attacks. >> the prime minister arrived in the afternoon and went into a meeting with the administration. they were to find some sort of a solution.
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where he made the announcement, saying they would be waiting out -- it must be remembered that they have long been members of civil society. they were holding vigils across the country and saying if the demand was not met, it would continue. the government has acquiesced. >> i had, we look at why cuba's airport could see a lot more
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traffic. the death of a 10-year-old breeze attention to the state of health care in indonesia. >> hello, welcome back to your international weather forecast. we are looking at the threat of fire danger across the central areas of australia. a little of a breakdown toward the south when you see clouds coming in -- more moisture into the forecast. temperatures will be lower as we finny to the day on monday. toward tuesday, this temperatures will be up again -- adelaide and melbourne, that will cause a problem there. rain showers toward the northwestern part of australia -- we do have a tropical system toward the indian ocean. that will bring rain showers. we could see some localized flooding over the next few days.
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toward new zealand, it will be nasty for the north and the south island. heavy rain for christchurch. temperatures to 50 degrees. cooler than normal. toward auckland we expect 21 degrees. across china, things are going to be much better than what we saw previously. for hong kong, a partly sunny day. taipei at 16 degrees. toward tuesday, things will stay dry with a partly cloudy day for manila. temperatures up to 20 degrees. >> top stories for you once again on al jazeera. a venezuela at's government says hugo chavez is recovering well from a long infection. he is being treated for
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complications following cancer surgery. air strikes against al qaeda- backed rebels in northern mali are entering their fourth day. training camps and logistic depots were bombed. in pakistan the government is removing staff for failing to provide security after 96 people were killed in twin bombings on thursday. most of the victims shia muslims. in pakistan a cleric has begun what he calls a strong -- long march from the city of lahore to the capital of is not bad. he once sweeping electoral reforms, but critics say he does want to upset elections later this year. >> he is only 12 years old, but that is old enough to be immersed in politics in pakistan. >> the government is wrong. they have made our life helle. >> some have thrown their
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support behind a canadian- pakistani crcleric. his message resonates with people fed up with the breakdown of law and order and an increase of corruption and inflation. many are so angry that even mothers with no relation to the clerics s say they are ready to sacrifice their children. >> i told my children not to be afraid of bullets. take the bullet in your chest. we want change and revolution. our society will not move forward until we become selfless. >> so far he has refused to negotiate with the government, saying all talks will be held in the capital. it is, that has turned into a bunker. security forces have blocked roads. protesters say nothing will stop them and even have a crane to remove blockage from their way. >> they blocked roads with containers, they close roads -- we will walk their. >> his support is far from
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universal. in fact, there are questions about his motives. he has spent big money on publicity since his return to pakistan a few weeks ago. at the interior minister has announced he plans to expose his shaky finances. public anger and frustration seems to have overlooked the controversy. the so-called million march moves toward islamabad. al jazeera, lahore. >> police in india have arrested six men for allegedly raping a 29-year-old woman. the victim was on a bus in the northern state of punjab. this is after a similar attack on a 23-year-old student in new delhi, who later died of her injuries and shocked the nation into passing a law. here's how the woman describes what happened to her. >> the bus driver refused to drop me off and took me i had. he allowed all the passengers to get off except me.
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they misbehave with me and a rate me. > -- raped me. >> most cubans can now go overseas without an exit visa. the used to have to obtain a visa known as a white card, costing as much as $300. they have welcomed to the's decision to do away with exit visas. >> a positive step for most ordinary cubans who want to travel. it means they face less bureaucracy and less cost. everything will get done quicker and cheaper. there are still problems, of course -- people have to get visas to come to the united states or whatever other country they want to, a number of restrictions, but by and large for most cubans, cubans who want to travel, this is good. there will be large numbers to try to look for passports,
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knowing passports are available, will go to get this passport's right now. when you are dealing with the cuban bureaucracy, you never quite know how long this passports are going to be available, whether the rules are going to change again in a short period. i think a lot of people will travel now certainly because they're afraid the six months from now the cuban government will take away the privilege. >> syrian planes have reportedly fired missiles on a town near the turkish border. video online appears to show the aftermath. however, al jazeera cannot confirm if the footage is authentic. turkish media reports seven people killed. this comes as the turkish government calls for the rebels to negotiate with the government. the israeli prime minister says no one will block the construction of settlements in the occupied west bank.
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activists set up a protest camp in one area where a new block is scheduled to go up. israeli police moved in and broke it up. settlements are illegal under international law. a funeral was held for a palestinian man shot dead by israeli soldiers. his family says he was trying to cross into israel from the occupied west bank to find work. israeli forces opened fire. israeli military spokesman said they shot at the man according to the army's role of engagement. thousands marched in paris against legalization that would encourage adoption and marriage by same-sex couples. ♪ >> they may be dancing in the streets, but these people have serious objections to the way france is headed. they came to paris from all over the country to say that, despite what the government is planning, marriage should between -- should be between a
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man and woman. >> i really believe that a family is a father and a mother. it has always been like that. it does not have anything to do with religion. when you get married, you make a commitment to society to love each other, protected other -- there is a link between marriage and procreation. >> it is the prospect of gay people being able to adopt children, that has motivated so many people to protest. it has brought together conservatives, right wingers, and people from christian, jewish, and muslim communities. there was a carefully managed presentation of mainstream unity. the organizers of this rally have tried very hard to make sure only officially sanctioned slogans are on display here. there are very conscious of accusations of homophobia, and to not want to be portrayed in that way. despite the claiming that this
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is an issue of family, not sensuality, a gay-rights campaign is what the rally with dismay. >> it is obviously strongly homophobic. i do understand some of them are not, but what happens, they're on the street, what they say and do, they're opening up everything for homophobia. >> francois hollande has a secure enough majority that the legalization of the marriage will probably pass by june. the polls suggest most french are with him on that. those rallying insist on a fighting all the way. for them, changing the traditional french family means weakening the very foundations of the country. al jazeera, paris. >> in st. peter's square, pro- gay rights activists protested a speech by the pope. they revealed slogans on their
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backs saying, i am gay and pope, shut up. the vatican believes children should grow up with a mother and father. a prominent opposition activists in russia joined tens of thousands of people at a rally in moscow and st. petersburg, angry at changes to the adoption laws. new rules ban american citizens from adopting russian children. this is seen as a retaliation from a u.s. law which targets russians accused of human-rights abuses. >> this is one of the biggest protests in moscow in recent months. several thousand people, together, united in their anger against the law that will prevent americans from adopting russian children. security is very tight. we have a police helicopter overhead. some streets have been blocked by the police. some people carry banners showing the russian mp's who
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backed the band. they say the children will be the ones who miss out because of this. >> when i hear the children who are sick and need care and cannot leave, is a disgrace. it is in human. >> we need to finish with this same president -- >> i have come out because i am sympathetic toward the children and fearful about what is happening in our country. >> last week we did hear that some adoption's already passed by the court will still go ahead. but this is an issue which has deeply divided russians. a poll taken in december suggested more than half of them support this ban. supporters say russian children should be brought up in a russian culture. they also point to cases of abuse or where children have even died at the hands of their american adoptive parents.
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but they still stand a very firm that they are isolated cases and it will be the children, some of them vulnerable and disabled, who will miss out because of this band. they could end up spending their lives in state institutions. >> russia's newest celebrity citizen has gone on the offensive against the opposition party. in an interview with state tv, french actor gerard depardieu said there was no programs to offer. he took up russian citizenship and protest on a proposed tax hike of millionaires. a proposed visit for the russian foreign minister -- around 100 people from the opposition freedom party tried to demonstrate outside the venue of the meeting between them and ukraine's foreign minister. they are angry over what they see is russia's growing influence in their country. hundreds have gathered with in belfast to call for peace.
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weeks of sectarian violence have rekindled memories of 30 years of unrest that ended in a peace deal in 1998. recent disturbances were sparked by flying the union flag a limited number of days only. women's groups in indonesia are urging the government to improve health care facilities in poor areas. after the death of a 10-year-old girl when doctors failed to detect that she was a victim of sexual violence. >> they say they had no idea there daughter was a victim of sexual violence. they work as scavengers and are having a hard time to make ends meet. the girl fell ill late november. a nurse gave her a medication, but she did not recover. >> at the clinic, they said she had a lump on her arm.
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a doctor said it was her stomach. after taking medication, she did not recover, so we went and saw a pediatrician who said she had typhoid. >> the girl died one month after she first visited the clinic. her death not only shocked children in her neighborhood, but has drawn regional attention. only shortly before her death, doctors found her genitals were severely infected. the government was urged to improve health care facilities for the poor and train doctors and nurses to detect victims of sexual violence. >> her death has shocked many indonesians -- it shows how vulnerable children are, in special growing up with in poor neighborhoods like this one, far away from adequate health care and very often left alone without adult supervision. many hope that her death will finally help with health care
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efforts. >> patients are lining up outside the clinic she visited first. every doctor has to treat at least 50 patients every day, and the health care center is poorly equipped. >> if we look at neighborhood clinics in indonesia that are knowledgeable, the doctors and nurses have to be trained, especially in poor neighborhoods that are densely populated. >> the governor of jakarta has started handing out health cards for poor people so they can receive free medical treatment, but rights groups say it is not only about the cost -- the quality of care has to urgently improve as well. >> i will check again, if they have received the haugh card. all poor families in jakarta can get one. >> several people are being questioned about their possible involvement in the sexual abuse case.
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her parents say they only hope that whoever has done this to their child will be brought to justice and. al jazeera, jakarta. >> there is plenty more for you -- more news for you online at aljazeera.com. if you are not near your television, you can catch up with al jazeera english. >> top stories -- venezuela's government says president hugo chavez is recovering from a lung infection. the information says chavez's recovery looks good. >> despite his delicate health and complex surgery on december 11, in recent days the general medical abolition of the patient has been favorable and the president continues to comply with his medical treatment.
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the respiratory infection is controlled. it still requires specific measures to resolve breathing insufficiency. >> police in india had arrested six men for allegedly abducting and raping a woman in it the northern state of punjab. this is after a similar attack in a student in new delhi who later died of her injuries. the '96 the kims of last week passed -- families of the 96 victims of the attack last week in pakistan are -- still refusing to bury their victims. they want the capital of to be handed over to the army so they can be better protected. the provincial government has been removed. a quick trip down memory lane -- how people in london have been marking 150 years on the rail.
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the underground rail system, which londoners use every day to get around. people gathered in belfast -- recent violence rekindled violence that ended in a peace deal with in 1998. millions of hindu pilgrims are gathering in a northern city. this is held every 12 years and is believed to be the largest gathering of hindus in the world. relative -- of victims of the costa concordia disaster have been marking the anniversary. 32 people died when the ship ran aground. 2 have yet to be found. france promises its military operation on rebels in mali will be over in weeks.
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hello from doha. as is the world news from al jazeera. venezuela's government has given an update on the health of its seriously ill hugo chavez presidenthugo. a minister of pakistanin -- in pakistan, meets the people demanding protection from bomb attacks. hello -- france's government is promising its military operation in mali will not be long lasting as their jet set up a bombing campaign against rebel positions. they're taking off from chad and flying over algerian airspace. there are 400 soldiers on the ground as well, with support from the united states, britain, and other european countries.
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france has called an emergency meeting at the u.n. security council. as they are approaching a speedy deployment of troops from west africa. they are hoping to achieve their objective swiftly. >> regarding france's direct involvement, it is only a matter of weeks. later on we can be backed up, but we have no intention. >> the two important northern cities were targets on the third day of the operation. french fighter pilots struck training camps and logistical places. other targets as well. in the capital bamako, government is encouraging people to do what they can to support the war effort. > in one of bamako's suburbs,
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people line up to give blood. they are responding to a demand from the president and religious leaders to support the country's forces. >> we are ready to respond to any request of our government. if they call us to fight, we want to respond. we are ready to die. >> some money, some military. >> government officials of called the french intervention a welcome shift. they say there is guarded optimism that ththey might once again unite mali. >> i left the north after it was taken over. i am happy of the french intervention. i would like the crisis to come to a end so we can go back,. >> i do not see any solution but a military one. how can we negotiate with terrorists from foreign countries who have occupied our country? it is not possible. >> the captain visited wounded
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soldiers. >> i am telling the people, thank you for your support to our army. without having any assistance, and we're happy to have the french by our side playing a major role in the air support and operations. >> the operation is its highest tier -- one of the mean streets, where french and malian flags stand side-by-side. the french have been bringing in more troops to mali -- 100 soldiers arrived here on sunday. they say their forces will stop the rebel advances for the deployment of other soldiers from the west african bloc. bamako, mali. >> venezuela's government has given an official update on the health of president hugo chavez. the information ministry says
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his respiratory infection is under control. he had a cancer operation in cuba last month. more now from caracas. >> after six days of no news about hugo chavez, his health condition, the government finally issued a new bulletin in which it says the president remains in delicate condition but his clinical evolution is "positive and general." >> despite his delicate health and the complex surgery on december 11, in recent days the general medical evolution has been favorable and the president continues to strictly comply with his medical treatment. >> the bulletin does not specify whether or not the president is actually speaking. nevertheless, this is good news for president hugo chavez's supporters and well-wishers, especially considering the last two medical bulletins said his condition was stationary. there have been no photos of the
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president. the bulletins are not issued by his medical team, but by the government. for this reason, it is expected his opponents and skeptics will continue to question this and insist that an independent medical team be dispatched to cuba to see the president and see for themselves exactly what his condition is. finance minister has escaped unharmed after a bomb near his car. it happened just west of baghdad. it is not clear whether he was the actual targets. two guards were injured. members of his security team were arrested in december, sparking protests against the shia-led government. an explosion killed seven villagers in a province of afghanistan who died trying to recover the bodies of taliban fighters killed in a battle with nato troops. the fighters may have been wearing suicide best. that has not been concerned. japan carried out a military exercise to test its response to
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a potential attack on one of the outlying islands. this is the first time they have carried out such exercises. they were conducted on the outskirts of tokyo. japan has been stepping up its defense forces over a territorial dispute with china over islands in the east china sea. let's look at pakistan -- the prime minister has dismissed the rulers of balochistan pr province. he says they failed to provide security. 96 people were killed in bombings on thursday. families of victims are holding a vigil for the dead. they have until now refused to bury the dead after the government's dismissal. what difference does it make now? the people get what they wanted in that the government goes, but what is left in its place? >> first of all, it was unprecedented because the
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community that has been hit so hard for the past few months brought the bodies out onto the streets. they refused to bury them. then it started snowballing because other shia communities across the country, whether in freezing temperatures in the north or in karachi -- that put from and this -- put tremendous pressure on the government. the president is in a desperate bid to try to come up with some kind of a solution. after a late night talks, the shia finally allowed him to enforce governing role and fire the chief minister. >> does this show some spine from the pakistani government? that they are willing to take decisive action, albeit a little bit late, but still take it? >> talking about that's fine, it seems they have none. yesterday to of the provincial
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ministers -- two of the provincial ministers got a rough treatment and ran away, leaving their guards behind. a lot of people there are saying it is the beginning of the end of the people's party led government. thousands of people have been in the province -- tends are killed every day in karachi. they are fed up with a corrupt and incompetent government. >> they are agreeing to bury their dead now. it was an extreme measure -- symbolic, but still quite something. >> absolutely. and totally peaceful, mind you. there was not a single case of violence in the community. after three nights, with women and children out on the streets. indeed, the situation may come under some control. however, they wanted the army to
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come out. the government did not give in that, saying the military forces would be under the command of the military directly. there is progress. the standoff is over. is a big victory for the community. but people in pakistan want more. they want a new interim government to bring some sort of control as far as security is concerned. >> thank you for that. protesters are also in a pakistan's, where a net -- well- known cleric is holding a rally against corruption. he and his supporters began a long march from the lahore on sunday. his opponents say he just wants to upset elections scheduled for later this year. >> he is only 12 years old, but that is old enough to be immersed in politics in
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pakistan. >> we are with him and are not with the government. the government is wrong. they need our lives hell. >> his family has drawn support behind this canadian-pakistani cre-- cleric and his message of reform. it resonates the people fed up with a breakdown of law and order and an increase of corruption and inflation. some mothers with no relation to the credits say they are ready to sacrifice their children. >> i told my children not to be afraid of bullets. take the bullet in your chest. we want change and revolution. our society will not move forward until we become selfless. >> he has so far refused to negotiate with the government, san all talks will be held in the capital. islamabad has been turned into a bunker. protesters say nothing will stop them. they even have a crane to remove blockades in their way.
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>> they blocked roads with containers. they can close roads. we will walk there. >> his support is far from universal. in fact, there are questions about his motives. he has spent big money on publicity since his return to pakistan. the interior minister has announced a plan to expose his shaky finances, but public anger and frustration seems to have overlooked the controversy. the so-called million march moves toward islamabad. >> four chinese workers have been kidnapped in sudan's darfur region. were abducted by armed men on saturday. five of their sudanese colleagues were also kidnapped. the departure terminal departurecuba's -- terminal at cuba's tairports could sue
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-- suzy more traffic. -- soon see more traffic. >> hello, welcome back to your international weather forecast. across australia we're still looking at the threat of fire danger. anywhere across the central a area. a little bit of a breakdown for the south, where you see clouds getting more moisture. temperatures are going to be a little bit lower as the finny to the day on monday. for tuesday, unfortunately the temperatures will rise. we are talking about adelaide and melbourne. that will cause a problem there. we are watching toward the northwest of australia. we have a tropical system out for the indian ocean that will bring rain showers along the coast or region. we could see a localized
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flooding over the next day or so. making our way toward new zealand, unfortunately it will be messy for the north as well as the south island. rain for christ church over the next day. temperatures and the reaching 15 degrees -- cooler than normal. across china, what things will be much better than what we have seen over the last week, for hong kong will see a partly cloudy day. expectancy 19 degrees there. taipei will see 16 degrees. for tuesday, things will stay dry, with manila, temperatures only getting two of 28 degrees. >> our top stories for you -- france says it is confident its military mission in mali will be completed in weeks. french jets have been bombing al qaeda-backed rebel mitt -- bases in northern mali. thezuela's government says
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president is recovering well. the information ministry says his respiratory infection is under control. the community in a pakistani city has agreed to bury victims of bombings. pakistan's prime minister dismissed the balochistan government for failing to provide securities of the egyptians are waiting to hear when their former president will return to a court in cairo. judges threw out the guilty verdict and a light sentence he got last year. he was convicted of allowing death of her fifth wife the far >> i got well, mubarak and all the assistance will be found innocent. >> there was nothing to prove that he fguilty protesters, just that he did not protect them. there is nothing more.
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he did not kill the protesters. there is a difference between killi factng and negligence. >> day of still facing some corruption charges they. interior aides were previously acquitted, prompting anger over why in cairo, the birthplace of the revolution , as we spoke to were skeptical about the outcomes. >> it is all a waste of time. they will be scared somehow. we have no faith after seeing so many former figures go free. >> the egyptian judiciary is functioning at the speed of a
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turtle. this slow justice is tantamount to injustice. it has been two years, and those who died have not been redeemed. >> all along, lawyers, activists, and even the initialed judge were complaining about the weak case put forward by the prosecution. but things could change in mubarak's new trial. in new commission says there is fresh evidence against mubarak and his aides. in the prosecution office opens to look into crimes during the revolution has opened a report. much will depend on the contents of this report, details of which are yet to be made public. for almost two years now, many egyptians have complained that justice has diluted egypt. those behind multiple rounds of violence have not been held to account. has always been a
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sore topic, with consistent violence outside the courtroom during the trial. there are concerns the new trials could stir emotions at a time when the country is struggling to fix its economy. al jazeera, kyra. >> the country that ignited the arab spring is now marking two years since the overthrow of its former president. they're expected to sign a agreement with the labor union. from a tunis, there is widespread frustration with the change after the revolution. >> underwent three skies, -- underwent three skies, the attitude is as much of joy as uncertainty. they are struggling to balance the right with free expression against and maintenance of law and order and people frustrated with a slow pace of change taking to the street in prague -- protest. the landmark agreements between unions and government are
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regarded as a significant moment in the country's transition. only possible because of the revolution. >> the main benefit of the resolution -- revolution is the disappearance of the state of fear over a large spectrum of the population. >> the siege of this hotel was just one of the access is of the deposed president. now it is a venue for the sale of the dictator's assets port on auction, profits reportedly been put back to the people by the government. anyone is able to buy and carry away small items that the former first lady priced. one of his tailored shirts. >> the president has been tried and found guilty, but remains a free man with an exile. no one has been held accountable for killings during the uprising or the excess of corruption of the previous regime. the people of tunisia are still
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waiting for economic reward. to date, the items on sale here are the only tangible benefits of revolution. the national frustration was directed at the country's president. the town where the uprising began in december 2010. the cry of the revolution is echoed as he is told by the angry crowd to leave. >> i can understand the frustration. i can understand -- we are waiting for more. now we want everything. yes, you want everything now. i wanted it to, but we have to except that reality is much more complex. we cannot do miracles. >> on this anniversary, it appears forgotten for a day. the hard-won political freedoms publicly acknowledged by most as a cause for celebration.
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>> hundreds of thousands of people have been protesting in paris against a new law to legalize the marriage and adoption. president francois hollande as promised to pass the law by june, and surveys show just over half of french people support the marriage. not all the support the ability to adopt children. protesters in ukraine clashed during a demonstration against the russian foreign minister. he was in the city to meet with his ukrainian counterpart. there with the national freedom party -- they are angry at what they see as moscow's influence in this country. russia's newest celebrity citizen has gone on offensive against the opposition party. gerard depardieu said they had no programs to offer. he took out russian citizenship in protest against proposed tax hikes on french millionaires.
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the decade -- for decades, cuba has been derided as a prison island because of its tough travel restrictions. a new set of reforms will make it easier for cubans to leave the country. >> alisa garcia is getting her house in order before visiting her children in spain. a trip she has taken several times before, but like all other cubans, she used to need permission to leave the island. this time will be different -- starting monday, the government is using new travel rules, and cubans will for the most part be able to come and go as they like. >> now i have a lot more personal freedom. people will be more in control their lives because we can decide where and when to travel and other things. >> garcia and is even thinking of spending most of her time in spain. before, people away for more than 11 months risk losing residency. now they can stay away as long
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as two years, with possible extensions. >> no, i am not going to lose my house unless i want to set myself. -- sell it myself. >> the law makes travel easier for all cubans. most of them have never left the island. before, miners were barred from travel unless there were emigrating, and all cubans had to have a letter from abroad before they could leave. they will still need visas for most countries, but by eliminating exit visa requirements the law could lead many cubans to apply for passports for the first time. >> it makes it easier for cubans to leave the island, but also much easier for those to travel back and forth to other countries to work or study abroad. >> some think many cubans will try and emigrate, but one musician who once missed a chance to tour the united states when authorities delayed thinks otherwise. >> many cubans do not want to
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live abroad. they want the freedom to work abroad and come back and have their house and light your in cuba. now because of the law people will be able to do that without risk. >> the law includes a national security clause that some worry could lead to certain professional dissidents or even government workers been barred from travelling. authorities have already said doctors will be treated like everybody else. it is unclear just how many cubans will take advantage of the new rules in the coming days, but if the changes go into effect, one thing seems clear -- a new generation of cubans will be taking part in a world many of their parents were largely barred from. al jazeera, havana. >> the iran hostage thriller "argo" has won the best drama award at the golden gloves. he also won best director for
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that film. jessica chastain picked up best dramatic actress as a cia joint obsessively pursuing a osama bin laden. q jack mann and and had won prizes for "les miserables." syndromeith asperger's often have above average mental skills but problems dealing with other people. a form of autism that can make it harder to hold down a job. not the case in one company in germany. >> they can focus on a task with exceptional single mindedness. they can recall reams of computer code almost photographically. they see the patterns and mistakes that others cannot. despite that, people with asperger's syndrome have been put to the margins of the job
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